Our Team

Iris Benson-Sulzer

Special Assistant to the Executive Director

Iris Benson-Sulzer is Special Assistant to the Executive Director at DC Justice Lab, responsible for providing administrative support to the Executive Director. She manages the schedule of the Executive Director and provides support with development and operations, bookkeeping, and communications.


Prior to her role as Special Assistant at DC Justice Lab, Iris worked as an undergraduate intern, collecting data, conducting research on criminal justice issues and policies, and participating in DC Council public committee meetings and hearings. Her research focused primarily on community-based emergency response and solitary confinement issues.


Iris also worked as a legislative intern at the University of Vermont. She researched media articles, collected data for a state representative, and attended testimonies and committee meetings for the House Committee on Energy and Technology.


Iris earned her BA from The University of Vermont, where she majored in Political Science and minored in Studio Art. During her studies, she was part of the Political Science Departmental Honors Program and was inducted into the National Political Honors Society, Pi Sigma Alpha.

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